Krypton, Kr, is an inert Nobel Gas element, found in Group 0
of the periodic table.
- Atomic Number : 36
- Relative Atomic Mass : 83.80
Krypton was discovered by Ramsey and Travers in the final
residues from the evaporation of liquidified air.
Krypton is present in the atmosphere in trace amounts (approximately 1 ppm).
Krypton is extracted from the final residues of liquefied air by
fractional distillation, from which the major components
(i.e. oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapour) had been
Krypton is a colourless, tasteless odourless inert gas.
Krypton is very inert chemically due to its electronic configuration.
Detection and Analysis
Krypton, Kr, is detected by spectroscopic methods.
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